The Story Behind Kenny Chesney’s “Better Boat”
Sep11

The Story Behind Kenny Chesney’s “Better Boat”

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Kenny Chesney’s “Better Boat,” the second single from his latest album, “Songs for the Saints,” has been one of my favorite tunes from the album since I first heard it on No Shoes Radio. After digging around the internet for a while, I discovered a reviewer on iTunes who mentioned that the singer/songwriter behind the song was Travis Meadows. Searching through YouTube videos, I came across a video of Meadows performing the song in...

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Kenny Chesney, Beach Bars and My Love Affair With Both
Aug01

Kenny Chesney, Beach Bars and My Love Affair With Both

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I’ve been on a bigger-than-normal Kenny Chesney kick lately. With his new album, “Songs for the Saints,” just coming out and the first single, “Get Along,” on constant rotation on the airwaves and around our pool (listen to my playlist), it’s hard to ignore him. There’s a certain appeal that members of his No Shoes Nation certainly get. Trying to explain that to people who aren’t fans of his music might be difficult – sometimes you...

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Beach Bar Playlist: Keith Sykes – “Come As You Are Beach Bar”
Jun17

Beach Bar Playlist: Keith Sykes – “Come As You Are Beach Bar”

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Anytime a tune debuts and includes the words “beach bar,” it’s going to grab my attention. “Come As You Are Beach Bar,” the latest ditty from Keith Sykes, has received positive feedback after appearing in the rotation at Radio Margaritaville, even warranting a tweet shout out from Radio M’ville’s JD Spradlin as it topped the Trop Rock charts this week at Radio A1A. Mr. Sykes isn’t a stranger to the trop rock scene, having written...

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12 Songs to Make Your Christmas a Little More Tropical
Dec23

12 Songs to Make Your Christmas a Little More Tropical

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With temperatures in my hometown scheduled to be in the mid 50s Christmas day (about 30 degrees higher than normal), the fact that I’m not celebrating my favorite holiday of the year on an island in the Caribbean becomes a little bit easier to bear. Still, it’s not Christmas in the Caribbean and while I love a white Christmas as much as anyone else, white sand would be a suitable substitute for the fluffy stuff. While the multitude of...

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Toby Keith, Rum and the Reason Pirates Never Ruled the World
Oct14

Toby Keith, Rum and the Reason Pirates Never Ruled the World

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I’m always on the lookout for great tunes to add to my beach bar playlist. After all, there are only so many Chesney, Buffett and Marley songs you can play. So when I came across “Rum is the Reason” by Toby Keith, from his newest album, “35 mph Town,” and heard the sweet sounds of steelpan coming at me, I knew I had another spot on my playlist filled. The tune has that lilting rhythmic island swing to it that gently lulls you into a...

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Beach Bar Playlist: Ed Waters Music ft. Nick Nicholson – Countin’ Down To Sunset
Sep27

Beach Bar Playlist: Ed Waters Music ft. Nick Nicholson – Countin’ Down To Sunset

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I received a message from Ed Waters regarding his new song featuring Nick Nicholson, “Countin’ Down To Sunset,” and since the tune seemed custom made for a beach bar playlist, I decided it would be a good ideal to share it with all of you. Who knows, maybe it’ll end up in between all those Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffet songs somewhere. I think it’s worth a spot – what about you? Like any good song, there’s a...

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